Doctors share their favourite medical bloopers

Have you heard of a 'baloney' amputation? Doctors take to social media to reveal their best transcription errors

Doctors have been sharing transcription errors and typos they have encountered in practice, and the results are hilarious.

Dr Elin Roddy, a UK respiratory and general medicine doctor, got the ball rolling when she posted a typo her secretary had made about a patient who was “hovering” (hoovering) when contacted by phone.

That prompted a raft of other puzzling instructions and descriptions, including a frightening bladder syndrome, agreeable uteruses and patients who appear blessed with the gift of immortality.